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the hour by president obama from the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of an emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent roh rohit kachroo. all tonight we have seen people gathering to celebrate and sing celebrating the life of nelson mandela. while it's important to note that some will wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is incredibly early in the morning here. almost 2:00. and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. but a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mande mandela's home. immediately they have gathered around us. they are singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. singing in all 12 languages, multi-cultural, multi-racial celebration of the rainbow nation. and one of the fascinating observations here is how young people are. like south africa itself, this crowd is young. the
, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming in the forecast. >> here is veronica with a check of what we have coming our way this weekend. veronica? >> the last couple weeks, the temperatures have been up and down, seesawing. the air is going to stay cold. don't expect the 60s. the other thing i have been tracking is the sizable storm system
fixed. o that's a big challenge the white house faces. >> you want to talk to him about president obama, the legacy, how he's dealing with the most recent issues. healthcare.gov, the rollout of the website. the criticism he received. call.us a the phone lines there. 202-585-3881. democrats, 3880. 202-55-32882. on l take your comments e-mail and facebook and twitter. i want to ask you about the end of october. inattention to detail may hurt the presidential legacy. talk about the inattention to that you're seeing here? disclosures ping you'll recall. he said he was not aware that he united states was eavesdropping on the cell llor's personal phone. the glitches to the website is another that he has acknowledged has not prepared for. may are -- on their own seem relatively minor. of the the perception white house and a management team there that is trying to do things a it the same time. and not necessarily paying to the implementation of these major policy issues. whether it's national security and the nsa. or his health care law. it asit inattention or is some people have suggested pe
that now because obviously obama asman in the white house for five years. the market is doing well under obama. it is not something the white house trumpets. the left is a little wary of hillary clinton. that is why there has been this chatter of elizabeth warren running for president. i don't think she will, barack obama said he would not run. the left is rising up in the fighting factions of the democratic party that were united in 2012. lou: i know it has always stood me in good stead to exit the word of any potential candid that there would not run. "a-team" in moments. we will take up the issue of this fellow strike and national walkout. take a minute, check this out on twitter. you can do so. facebook, loudobbs.com buried at next, then nothing white house and mending the president did, indeed, know something, but it was not quite what everybody thought. it is complicated and has something to do with his uncle and illegal immigrants and a stunningly close relationship. we will sort it out for you next. ♪ [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident, just by talkin
face by the white house in admitting that its statement that president obama had never met his uncle, who recently walls allowed to stay in the u.s. despite a deportation order, was false. the white house said the mixup happened because no one asked the president about his relationship with his uncle. today, a lack of meetings has raised questions about the administration. the government accountability institute released an analysis of the presidential meetings with cabinet secretary since obama care was signed into law. according to that report, president obama did not meet with kathleen sebelius, the secretary of hhs, the secretary in charge of implementing obama care a single time. white house secretary jay carney questioned the accuracy of the report because it only looked at the public schedule. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitor's log because they come frequently. and she meets frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of lib
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push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the healthcare law was working and reassure democrats his core supporters. part of this was a political rall
. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring about justice in south africa but to inspires millions around the world. >> they were moved by his long walk to freedom imprisoned for 27 years he was a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from the cell he rallied millions against race. and injustice. in 1990 the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will be oppressed one by another. >> next week, south africa will hold a memorial at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was re
and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to sign up for insurance policies. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> and so it begins. and this will last until december 23rd, the deadline for people to enroll if they want plans beginning on january 1st. each day the white house says they will plug different benefits that you can get through obama care with help from democrats and progressive action groups. even though we've heard more insurance pitches from the president in the last few months than buill murray endured in "groundhog day." >> just visit healthcare.gov. >> funny you should mention your health because -- >> deal is good. the prices are low. >> i sell insurance. >> what a shock. >> they're leavi
that the obama white house is also to blame for the domestic surveillance scandal. >> what the n.s.a. has done with the administration's concurrence simply turn that on the hem and then go the security route and forget about the civil liberties and constitutional route. a balance is needed and my bill does that. >> the head of the n.s.a. will be testifying before the judiciary committee before the senate, jon. jon: what has secretary clapper said in his own defense? >> well, the director of national intelligence has long complained about testifying public the about the threats facing the u.s. as well as the sources and methods used by the intelligence committee to mitigate those threats. in an interview with nbc news shortly after that controversial exchange, d.n.i. collector said he has great respect for the felt the senator's question was unfair. i was asked when are you going to stop beating your wife kind of question which is not answerable in a yes or no. and it seems whether or not it's d.n.i. clapper or general alexander, they use this definition of collection which is rather, it has to
deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. easte
most. join today. >>> today, we learned about what president obama is planning on doing between now and christmas eve. starting today, and every day between now and christmas eve, the white house says president obama is going to be doing some public thing every day to highlight good things about health reform, and to get people to sign up for insurance. december 23rd is the next big enrollment deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the c
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
will be given a full state funeral on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 2
on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preac
. is the biggest challenge the white house faces. tot: if you want to talk legacy -- about obama's legacy and how he's doing with these issues, specifically healthcare.gov, some of the criticism he has received, give us a call. guest: with the national security agency's eavesdropping ask posers your car he was saying here is not aware that the united states is eavesdropping on the german chancellor's personal cell phone. obviously the glitches to the health care website is another that he has acknowledged he was not prepared for. on their own, these may seem relatively minor, but added up you get the perception of a white house and a management team there that is trying to do a lot of different things at the same time and not speaking for the american people. he wasn't speaking for insurance companies. this does make him a liar. i just want to talk about legacy. it can be before he leaves office or after. is going to rule obama and hillary. they were trying to protect votes through consistent lives using various people as spokespeople and also, the perception they did not need -- they were so suc
is the study behind this. they looked at obama's white house calendar. they took a look at all the dates and where he was, who he met with, as steve just said there was no one on one meeting. a representative from the accountability office had this to say on hannity. >> you can look at any president -- george w. bush, richard nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the
it at his inauguration. during a tour of the white house the obama's done, sunny, flattened a little girl. >> terrible. the dog was later killed. can we see the knockdown again in slow motion, please? >> look, sherrod. >> let's keep it real, greg. keep it real. >> i don't think it is a coincidence the girl was white and the dog was black. is that dog training to attack white children? >> i don't know if it is a coincidence or not, but it did make me happier. >> is this part of the knockout game? >> the handy p cayed kid is the one who tripped the girl. he has a walker, but he scooted over and the little girl fell. >> the girl backed up and she got caught on the walker. >> of the handicapped kid. he is a good kid. he is a sweet boy, little jimmy. i know him. >> the dog came up and then she moved back and i think her foot got caught on the walker. >> but if you enhance the audio, i have done this. you can hear michelle obama say "get em." >> you can hear the girl say "low taxes." >> if the president can't control -- if the president cannot control his dog, how could he run the country? shou
close and icy. alina, thanks very much. the white house had said president obama had never met with an uncle caught up in a deportation case, but it turns out the president did meet briefly with an uncle, lived with imhad when he was a young kid. find out how the press secretary at the white house is explaining this apparent contradiction. brian todd is standing by. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. #%tia[ life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisinfo.com to get your complimentary q&a book, with information from experts on your condition. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back p
of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against huma
. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. in 1990, the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela, and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall we be that this beautiful world will have the spirit, the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: south africa will hold a memorial service in a 90,000-seat stadium. the white house says president obama plans to attend. john and diana? >> tahman, president obama said he was inspired by nelson mandela. what impact did mandela have on the president's life? >> reporter: huge impact. he met nels
their cues from right wing pundits who are the real bosses of the party. listen to this. >> in obama's america, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering, yeah, right on right on right on. >> in a grievance industry have intimidated the e so-called conversation. >> this president i think has exposed himself as a guy over an over and over again who has a deep seeded hatred for white people. >> bush had shock and awe. we're looking at shuck and jive here. that's what i'm going to name this. the obama operation in syria, operation shuck and jive. because that's what this is. >> one tweet, dana, or a series of tweets can't undo all of that. because these are the guys who are really the heads of the party. >> well, yeah. that's so. and the problem really with the republican party right now is if they look at the demographics where things are going in future elections, they're not going to be a majority party in america for very long at all if they're only catering to white males. so there are two things going on. one is the sort of voter intimidation efforts the congress
operatives say president obama is ill served by the current white house staff and must reboot his second term team following the disastrous obama care rollout. first term insiders are arguing that the white house's weakness was defined by a lack of preparedness, messaging blunders and failure to keep the president informed. president obama's former press secretary robert gibbs said this. >> this has been a totally unnecessary embarrassment. it's been an embarrassment for activist government in many ways. it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of the website doesn't get fired or a group of people don't get fired. it will be inexplicable if we get to spring and somebody at hhs or cms or both haven't been fired. there aren't good excuses for not firing people. the private sector velocity should include the velocity of moving somebody's framed pictures out of their office and into a new job. >> joining me with reaction, patrick j. buchanan and dennis kucinich. hope you had a good thanksgiving. >> hi, sean. >> listening to robert gibbs, not a big fan of his. but nobody's been
. >> the white house wants to claim that governor governor is now working. we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. -- healthcare.gov. every american deserves relief from it. >> yesterday, we were told over one million americans logged on to the website to shop again. this is after two months of trashing of the website and two months of efforts by our colleagues on the republican side to dismantle the affordable care act. >> white house officials say president obama and the white house will be selling different aspects. like you can keep your kids on their insurance until they're 26 years old. you can't be discriminated against for preexisting conditions. things like that, they will sell one a day for december 23rd, for the next three weeks. back to you. adam: rich edson, thank you very much. lori: well you remember edward snowden? so after he looked potentially the most sensitive material in u.s. history, well, many people all across the world rushed to insure their mobile security. our next guest, cofounder and ceo of the security app, wicker, develop ad way for millions to
it really didn't pass under the media radar to follow these sort of things. now, imagine if afghan obama rally someone in a white guy held up a sign that said polish my shoes, don't you think every media outlet it would have been front page, john mccain come every single republican would have said to stop everything. that's wrong to get. >> host: is it because they don't think it's dangerous? are talking to a woman that's running -- i don't know. >> guest: i think it's because it seems more acceptable. race is on -- prior to 2008, right after we were all like racism, that's going to go away. we were wrong about that. but i think that in fact in some ways obama has become such a lightning rod for the research of the overt racism. >> host: your president, that kind of thing. >> guest: he is not one of us. we know he is one of them. and so part of this has always been startling because after all, obama is not a black president he is also a next race. he is african-american. he has one white and one african parent. this is like the one draft rule. so it is i think really interesting that sex
of a premature birth. >>> big news just coming from the white house on obama care. the healthcare.gov website had one million unique views yesterday, just confirmed by nbc's peter alexander at the white house. just moments ago, we had dueling democratic and republican news conferences, both sides blaming the other side for a lack of legislation that was signed into law this year. take a listen. >> jobs and infrastructure, the 2014 budget, immigration reform, minimum wage, enda, unemployment insurance, the farm bill and we have the brady background check. listen to the people of america who want to move congress forward and not be labeled as the most do-nothing congress in the history of the united states. >> the house has continued to listen to the american people and to focus on their concerns. now, whether it's the economy, whether it's jobs, whether it's protecting the american people from obama care, we've done our work. when you look at the number of bills passed by the house and the paltry number of bills passed by the senate, you can see where the problem is. >> so far if you can believe i
are waiting to hear from the white house for the first time since they hit the deadline for the obama care website to be fixed. >> some vower ares say the site's ills are not cured>> reporter: while the white house declared victory on turning the corner on the website. they say there is back end problems to the site in completing the process through the check out counter and you will communicate with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to healthcare.gov, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not questioning whether the website is fixed, but wonder if people will be more frustrated when they so what the
the obama white house, or the books he wrote about military. his ground rules are that evil into the dim, but they can't -- material can't be used until the book comes out. he can't, in other words, rush something into his "washington post" column. so i think when you approach a justice that way, and remember, because it's a book you're not going to be writing about a decision that hasn't come out yet so you're writing about the past, hopeless understand that. one of the things that he charts in the book you're talking about is the supreme court's very important decision on whether labor unions and corporations can use their own money as opposed to setting up packs, but use their own money to spend independent of candidates to support a cat or a political party. the so called citizens united decision. citizens united case in a very odd way because it started out as a question of whether a paid broadcast or political documentary about hillary clinton that would be viewed on demand on cable counted as a kind of an election message that the law banned in certain blackout periods before elec
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is a politician. he understands compromise. two people coming together to achieve something. the obama white house wants to lecture you on how they're morally superior, shut up and obey. one has a realistic understanding of human nature and the other thinks he's jesus. >> more on that coming up. first, this. it's not too early to talk 2016. there's already chatter about who's going to make the next run for the white house. >> it's something that i'll certainly consider. >> i'm a very able politician i'll tell you whether i'm able to persuade my wife. >> our next guest has those few names no one is talking about yet. >> remember this, it had so many of you outraged yesterday. spaghetti owe's tweeting out this picture on pearl harbor day. stay tuned. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? when you do what
and enduring loss. >> at the white house tonight, president obama said the world is not likely to see the likes of nelson mandela again. the moste lost one of influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> former president george w. bush released a statement saying president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality in our time. he bore his burden with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example. this good man will be missed but his contributions will live on forever. many people taking to twitter to express condolences. russell simmons saying he's one of the greatest teacher the world has ever known. former president bill clinton simply tweeting, i will never friend, madiba. wife andvived by his three daughters. ken is back with us in writing the cover story on how far south africa had come in apartheid from a piece in 2010. thanks for coming back. president mandela was a big opponent of educational opportunity. it expanded during his
on the problem-plagued obama care website. over the weekend, the white house it met a crucial deadline and fixed many glitches. le the siten speed has more than tripled, with 400 bugs gone. the president assess healthcare.gov now works for the vast mortgage of applicants. applicants must enroll for coverage starting as soon as the new year, by december 23rd. >>> a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung from a trio down below. the man threw 1,000 one-dollar bills off the mall's fourth floor. he said he had a rough year and he just wanted to make people happy on black friday. unfortunately, police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued, quote, i don't see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. i bet there were a lot of happy faces there somewhere. >>> here's something you don't see very day. some hunters in north dakota caught a glimpse of this. a spinning disk of ice about 50 feet in diameter in the middle of the cheyenne river, hydrologists say that the ice disk was likely
, the website is fixed? well, there's a bunch of other things to still complain about with obama care. the problems with the website, which were a total unforced error and real embarrassment for the white house and for everybody who supports this law, for the republicans, it was just something to kind of, you know -- something to complain about. they don't want the whole thing to work. they have been trying to get it to fail from the beginning and up until today. and all these different ways, trying to sabotage this law. and look, they're against it, you know. i'm sure it might be the same on the other foot. but they won't stop. >> what surprises me about this, josh, is that the republicans knew that the white house had the wherewithal, the resources, that they could get to go make this work. why do they continue to double down on saying it wasn't going to work? i mean, eventually it's all going to come together. now that they've met this deadline, where does this leave him with tweets like what senator cornyn did? >> you know, i think they're probably right. you know, they say you ne
wife and supporters plan to go to the white house this afternoon, hoping to pressure president obama and gain gross's freedom. libby will you remind us about alan grossman, what he was doing in cuba when he was detained? >> reporter: sure, stephanie, when he was 60 years old from the d.c. suburbs, he was working in cuba for the u.s. agency for international development, in in work that was designed to help the jewish community in cuba get better access to the internet. they arrested him on his departure back to the d.c. area and convicted him of subversive communication in a project. and since that time his family has been fighting to get him out. >> we are also hearing that allan gross has made a personal plea to the president. >> that's right. he has written a letter and says he felt abandoned by his country. his wife had to sell their home, his career is essentially ruined. he spent 20 years doing develop work overseas, and he says that has all been destroyed now, and he feels, and the family feels that the obama administration could be doing more. he is a really a victim of an ol
the white house changing its story about the relationship between president obama and his uncle omar. the issue resurfaced on tuesday when omar obama took the witness stand in a massachusetts courtroom. during his testimony omar said his nephew, the president of the united states, had briefly stayed with him in the 1980s. the elder mr. obama was facing deportation linked to a drunk driving arrest in august of 2011. however at the time white house officials told "the boston globe" there was no record that the president ever met his uncle. yesterday press secretary jay carney explained why the administration said the two never met. >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence that they had met. and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when omar obama said the other day -- and there were reports he said the other day -- that president obama, back when he was a law school student had stayed with him in cambridge, i thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him. >> carney went on to say the white
at the white house. thanks so much. >> good to see you. >>> more trouble for obama care now with the word the federal health exchange is now determining that some people with salaries as high as $80,000 a year, $80,000, are eligible for medicaid when clearly they are not. here's why that's a problem. it leaves them with little chance to get the subdy dized insurance they are actually entitled to by the december 23rd enrollment deadline. these people are left in insurance limbo while they wait for the error to be corrected. >>> now to a fox news alert. because the senate just now convening on capitol hill after a bit of a break and a vote on a controversial judicial nomination is expected to cap off a very busy day. now, why is this controversial? because it's going to be the first nominee voted on since harry reid and the democrat controlled senate decided to invoke that so-called nuclear option. which greatly reduces the minority parties, the republican's, ability to stop the process. the last time patricia millet came up for a vote from the d.c. circuit court, she was blocked. this time
of the vietnamese community and designed to make her look like a communist. >>> happening today at the white house president obama will talk about the economy at 8:15 this morning. he will be focusing on the income gap between the rich and the poor. he will be saying income and equality are a fundamental threat to the american dream. the president will also call for raising the minimum wage. president obama is due to speak at 8:15 this morning. ktvu will provide coverage of his remarks coming up on mornings on 2. >>> also this morning california republicans are defending a website one that criticizes the new health care law. the democrats say taxpayer money should not have been used to create that website. democrats are also saying the website created by republicans and the state assembly looks too much like the real website for the state's health care exchanges. and could prevent some users from signing up. the republican website has links to media coverage detailing problems with rollout of the health care law. >>> fighting to stay open. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> al
this live. it will be good stuff and the sitdown with president obama is part of that hardball college tour starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern from american university right here on msnbc. >>> week one of the white house obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting
days from now. president barack obama is to speak from the white house on his passing, something they've been prepared quite some time. mandela's daughter was with him this morning. before 8:00 a.m. she sent out word her father was on his death bed. she made the extraordinary statement that even on this day in this dark hour she was able to learn more from him. she said last year every moment with him was a blessing from god and that she cannot even imagine anyone being more fortunate than she to have these last years with him. after he got out of prison after 26 year, who would think a man could hang on this long, except mandela, this man of resilience who recognized evil around him, who was inprisoned who's people were told you cannot utter a quote of him, may not have a picture of him. he was able to spread the word, outside the prison where he was, be a leader from those that realized he had the better way, to emerge as one who instead of trying for vengeance spoke of and lived for you south africa. now the president of the united states. >> at his trial in 1964, nelson mandela cl
commend the u.s.-swiss agreement on social security and related documents. signed, barack obama, the white house, december 10 -- december 9, 2013. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on ways and means and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that when the house adjourns today it adjourn to meet at noon tomorrow for morning hour debate and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina eek recognition? does the gentleman have a motion to adjourn. >> yes, mr. speaker, i do move that the house adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly the house stands centralis really the circulatory system of the economy. arteries veins and that really connect what is now the information economy in the united states. we are seeing the networks increase at a rate of 40% per year. they con
massaged by politicians, particularly the obama white house to give you a better number heading to the election. i haven't seen anything to suggest -- >> eamon, what are you hearing about the political side of this? >> yeah, i think it would be very difficult to have a political conspiracy -- the number of interviewers to affect the number if they're just interviewing 20 to 40 houses a month would be ha lot of people involved in that. >> you like big government. >> that's a huge -- and there were all these people on twitter saying, oh my god -- but there's nothing here to suggest. >> the only point jack was making it's not this gold-plated number that comes in and you -- >> joe, it's a survey. it's a survey. >> i know it's a survey. >> if it's a survey, any kind of survey will have a margin for error. >> a municipal employee if -- if you didn't have to do something important, think if all you had to do -- >> that is in there. >> have you ever seen how many guys -- >> go interview -- and it's like the guy from the -- >> i figure out 70,000 like four guys might actually go out and
obama to speak at the white house, he's expected any minute now, seeking to move past the problems of the health care website, mr. obama will try to refocus attention on the benefits of the affordable care act. all of this comes with the white house insisting that its december 1st deadline for getting the website working for the vast majority of users. joining me now senior political editor mark murray. i'm curious, what details we know and what the administration has revealed about what we will see between now and december 23rd. i guess at the heart of the question is will the president be the front of this sales pitch? so often he's seen as the most effective person for the obama administration but may be able to push the traffic to the website. >> tamron, he's going to be the primary salesman, may not be the chief person every day between now and december 23rd but the white house is putting him out today. we're going to see him on thursday with chris matthews in an interview he'll have with hard ball and touting individual components of the health care law. for those covering us
on wednesday. >> after being on defense for two months on obama care, the white house is now playing offense. the president was battered for two months with bad publicity over the failures of the health care.gov website. >> the white house says it's now time to promote the president's signature health care plan now that the website's fixed and apparently running pretty well. >> that's what they say. that it's running smoothly, but republicans who opposed the health care program came out swinging against the administration's efforts to renew hope in obama care. >> it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that isn't enough, they're having to pay higher prices at the same time. so house republicans will continue to listen to our constituents, listen to the american people and try to focus on protecting them from a fundamentally flawed law. >> this as a new poll a gallup poll shows young americans between 18 and 29 don't know much about the affordable care act. unfortunatel
point for obama care. the white house says it met its december deadline to fix healthcare.gov saying it's now working more than 90% of the time. the administration says the site can now handle 50,000 users at one time, meaning that 800,000 can register every day. white house communications director jennifer palmeri says they're confident in this site. >> we feel confident about the site working now as it was intended oerriginally conceivedo do, granted two months later than we or anyone would have liked to have seen, so we have confidence in that. >> on a conference call with reporters, jeff zients told reporters the difference between october 1st and december 1st is like night and day. >> response times are under one second. error rates are down well under 1%. and the system is stable with uptimes exceeding 90%. >> all right. so democrats, they're positive about these improvements. however, republicans say that the damage, it's already done. >> the website is improved vastly from where it was two months ago, and quite frankly where it is now is probably where it should have been two mo
savage, cnn, atlanta. >>> now to your health and obama care. the white house is making a big push to promote the health care law. >> the president of the united states, barack obama u. >> reporter: it felt like a campaign event. because president obama is in a race he just might lose, the race to rescue obama care from its disastrous rollout. >> today, the website is working well for the vast majority of users. >> reporter: surrounded by supporters, the president conceded that the rollout has clouded projections. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: and he issued a warning. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> reporter: that was aimed at republicans who say that the president's rebranding effort is too little too late. >> we know that obama quare is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: but more americans are signing up, like cnn "i-report"er mike meekens. a small busin
care site on the mend. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >> hi there, carol. the obama administration says it has met its goal and healthcare.gov is running a whole lot smoother. but there's still a lot of problems as well i'll have a live report in just a moment. ke. i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> it's like the difference between night and day, how the man in charge of fixing the obama care website describes the experience for people who sign up now after that self-imposed deadline to get the site working for the majority of users. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after b
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